Friday, June 29, 2012

An Antique Edwardian Corset c. 1912

At Shelley Peters' workshop last weekend I had the privilege of trying on one of her antique corsets. This corset dates to about 1912. It is in remarkably good condition, with just a little browning from age.

You can see the boning stops
at the hip on the sides.

The busk gets wider at the bottom, though
it is not exactly a "spoon."

This trim looks very similar to the machine
embroidered cotton trim you can still find today.


  1. Wow what a great opportunity!! And thank you so much for sharing all those great detail photos, that makes for such a great reasource :) (as I bookmark tho page for future reference)

    1. I always get a little starstuck in the presence of extant pieces :D Happy to share!